There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Santander by plane, bus, train, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly, bus  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bilbao (BIO) BCN - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$30 - $125

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Train, bus via Zaragoza Delicias  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Zaragoza Delicias Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Vitoria/Gasteiz A / ...
  3. Take the bus from Universidad Vitoria/Gasteiz c/Alava sentido Bilbao/Bilbo to Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki L7 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$87 - $123

Train, bus  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Bilbao-Abando A
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander Ouibus

$81 - $99

Bus ALSA  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona/Sants to Santander

$45 - $70

Train  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Zaragoza Delicias Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Palencia A / ...
  3. Take the train from Palencia to Santander A / ...

$126 - $173

Bus MonBus  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to San Sebastian 9315-9722 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Santander Ouibus

$44 - $63

Rideshare  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Santander 441.6 miles

$55

Drive  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Santander 442.4 miles

$80 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Santander is to bus which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 10 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Santander is to fly and bus which costs 25€ - 110€ and takes 4 h 49 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Santander is 542 km. The road distance is 707.9 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Barcelona to Santander, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona/Sants and arriving at Santander. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 9 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Santander. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Santander via Zaragoza Delicias and Palencia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 46 min.

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What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Santander, Spain?

ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Santander twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 9 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Santander via Zaragoza Delicias and Palencia in around 10 h 46 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Vitoria/Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Palencia
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Train from Palencia to Santander
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from San Sebastián to Santander
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
Autobuses La Union
Phone
94 476. 50. 07
Website
autobuseslaunion.com
Bus from Universidad Vitoria/Gasteiz c/Alava sentido Bilbao/Bilbo to Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
La Union
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
monbus.es
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar.es
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Santander
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55
Book at
blablacar.es

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